Kristina Kuzmich Bengala

Kristina is a teacher and a forever student. She is a Certified SmartFLOW® Yoga Teacher under Annie Carpenter, Certified Massage Therapist, the studio manager at Yoga Bound, holds over 5,000 hours of study, mentorship, and training in yoga, meditation and massage therapy, the co-creator and director of the beLiving Well Programs and the owner of Mindful Evolution Yoga.

Kristina first found yoga through meditation while attending graduate school at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado in 2003. She realized her leadership and passion for helping others find their inner truth was a perfect fit to be a teacher/guide in yoga, health and wellness. The traveling vagabond life has led her to many residences, adventures and inquiry around the globe, while most recently landing her in the southern California beach town of Cardiff/Encinitas during the summer of 2013.

A proud ambassador for lululemon athletica, Manduka, and Ahnu, Kristina teaches weekly yoga classes, individual private sessions, restoratives, meditation, workshops, leads health and wellness programs, and host local and international yoga retreats.

A lover of nature, food and dancing, as well as a mountain gypsy, Kristina enjoys hiking, camping, rock climbing, cooking, spending time with her husband & loved ones, wine and all things dark chocolate!

Why Kristina created Mindful Evolution?

A natural born leader, Kristina was an athlete from a young age and fell into the captain role several times. Her college years dropped her into the restaurant business, which she continued on afterwords expanding into several years of management, tending bar and directing wine programs for fine dining establishments. Finally, putting her massage therapy degree to use, she left the fine dining industry to truly help others on a physical and energetic level. It became apparent that massage wasn’t the only way for her to help others and she began to integrate her studies and practice in meditation, yoga and somatic therapies together. Soon, her dear friends and locale acquaintances began to seek Kristina to help them with their personal visions and business goals. It became very clear to her that she had more to offer than just one thing. In 2012, she created Mindful Evolution Yoga, combining all of her gifts in hopes to help you get clear in your life, find your innate joy and be confident, happy and elated to share it with the world.

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